Latitude Rocks

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I was lucky enough to be invited to Latitude Festival to take part in the art. I came up with the idea of Stone Circles because rock painting is fun, simple and currently seems to be growing in popularity.

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There’s more information about the Stone Circles on the Forest of Thoughts website, but there were so many great rocks painted that it seemed wrong not to share them.

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Love was by far the most popular theme.

 

 

Some people wanted to share their thoughts, or other’s wisdom.

 

Others had a more frivolous approach.

 

Over the course of the weekend I saw people leave phone numbers on rocks – and get phone calls; meditate in front of the circles; add runes to the circles; create stones together as a family; leave stones marking relationships; and generally celebrate life.

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Almost 300 stones we took were taken.

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We ended the weekend with 600 stones – showing Latitude-goers give more that they take.

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I couldn’t leave all the stones behind. They are currently decorating my home and garden.

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Huge thanks to Leila Nihill for being an artistic genius and creating the faces in the trees and other decor; Simone Nihill for working brilliantly with the best smile ever on her face; and Jason Hamilton Smith for getting me – and 300 stones – to site and helping keep things running smoothly.

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Did you take part in the art at Latitude? If you see your stone, please comment – I’d love to know the story behind your stone. And if you took a stone to share, I’d love to know where they ended up.

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Emily

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